Originally Posted by FRAGFAN
I was considering this one Dimitri, but from some comments that I read I thought that it would be a little more to the feminine side. Others say it's a less intense version of the Black. White was the first one that I was thinking of purchasing. (An aside...been liking your blog)
Thanks for the comments re: the blog Fragfan
When I first tried the Montales, I found Lime Aoud, Aoud Flowers and White Aoud a nice middleground when stacked against Black Aoud, Attar & Blue Amber etc. I dont think that White Aoud is particularly feminine at all... just perhaps a little more rounded and softer than Black Aoud.
My best advice would be to email Montale and request 2 or 3 samples. It may cost you a couple of dollars in shipping, but it will definitely give you a yardstick against which you can measure all your future aoud purchases!
In terms of Oud, I began with the Montales and the Ford Private Blend, and have finally worked my way up to the real deal (non-synthetic oud oils from Malaysia, Cambodia, India and Papua New Guinea). I think if it werent for my introduction via White Aoud, Aoud Lime and Aoud Flowers, the transition to the real stuff would have been a lot scarier.
Whatever the case, have fun, experiment a lot and enjoy the experience